My chops may not be elegant, but it sure was fun this week to tinker with some Google Sheet formulas to deal with a tricky task. Not that this tweet explains it any more, but to me, it’s better meds than demon sperm. Does this tweet say enough for a blog post? Never. First, some […]
One of the things I love about my current job is teaching in our Learning, Design, and Technology MA program. Not only are the students brilliant, but I get to teach about Domains and creating their professional digital identity through their final portfolio and beyond. I really enjoy working with the students on helping them…
This is the latest in short audio reflective posts I have been making periodically since the Pandemic hit in March. This one follows a decision about re-opening by our School Committee.
Others in the series:
Peace (and safety),
How will higher education be transformed by COVID-19? How much damage will there be? Back in March I forecasted fierce financial pressures to come as a result of the pandemic. Others issued similar analyses. Since then I’ve been tracking how … Continue reading →
This is an unedited transcript created by the Google Sound Recording on the Pixel 4 (the main reason I bought this phone in fact) of the webinar I gave July 30, 2020..Thank you very much Sarah and I’m still waiting for that invitation to speak in Anta…
Ok, folks- I’m pretty jazzed about a new plugin that I came across just this afternoon that I really think could change the game for #DoOO SPLOT/Site Template Builders and WordPress Multisite Administrators. My research for something like this began from an email I received from Coventry University asking about the extent that we could… Read More »Plugin Review: Ultimate Dashboard
I’ve been thinking about this for some time! Pre-pandemic. Then someone in Digital Pedagogy Lab asked the question, and I thought I’d re-post my answer over here on how I would do Theater of the Oppressed online. If you’re doing … Continue reading →
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within…. Alfred Lord Tennyson flickr photo by Nick Kenrick.. shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license I wrote this poem for the #ds106 Daily Create, which asked about unusual food combinations, and I went with words instead … Chewing on words a poem’s rough edges […]
I should just end the post with this as a title. Leave ’em guessing, right? It was appropriate today started reading an utterly brilliant essay by Parimal Satyal, Rediscovering The Small Web (thanks to Jay Hoffman): Most websites today are built like commercial products by professionals and marketers, optimised to draw the largest audience, generate […]
These were my remarks today during my “flipped” keynote at DigPed. You can read the transcript of my keynote here.
We haven’t had a dog in well over a decade. Kin and I travel so much that it just seemed cruel. But now, what with the work-from-home or…
This is the transcript of my keynote at the Digital Pedagogy Lab this morning. Except not really. It was a “flipped” keynote, so this is more like the pre-reading for what I actually talked about. Sort of.
I have really struggled to prepare a keynote …
To say this professional year has trended more on the stressful end would be a bit of understatement. The pivot to remote learning in the spring was quickly followed by summer/fall planning starting in May. My summer course, slated to take place for a third time in Arezzo, Italy, was moved online. Between Spring break […]
I read and recommended this small but important book near the start of this lunacy/presidency and I have pulled it out to re-read (yet again) and recommend (yet again) at what I hope is the nearing end times of this lunacy/presidency. I’ve sent this book as gifts to friends and family. I still highly recommend […]
I’m allowed to brag a bit, right? Word came via email that a WordPress site I built last year for BC Corrections (hosted by and working with folks the Justice Institute of British Columbia) won a bronze prize from the Horizon Interactive Awards. I wrote several posts about the making of the BC Corrections Leadership […]
How must we approach our pedagogies differently in the face of the increasing precarity of both faculty members and students?
I’m slowly starting to get genuinely excited about the fall semester. It finally clicked for me on Sunday, when I started a fresh outline of the book I’m teaching in honors seminar, Nicholas Lemann’s The Big Test. The book is twenty years old now, but I’m still catching fresh depth in it; parts of the… Continue reading Collision →
Reading Entry 103 for Saturday July 25, 2020 The core questions: Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions. What did you do today? Mostly […]
Rest and Reset Entry 102 for Friday July 24, 2020 The core questions: Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions. What did you do […]
This spring and summer the Future Trends Forum explored many issues surrounding the upcoming academic year in an extraordinary time. Now it’s still summer, but the fall term is drawing closer, and we have a whole series of guests and … Continue reading →
As part of Next OnAir week 2 the focus was on ‘Productivity and Collaboration’ Charles Maxson from the G Suite DevRel team not only provided some highlights from the week, but he also premiered the new Google Apps Script IDE